DP World places order for pilot boat for Jebel Ali Port

By Vessels

A new generation of 50-foot-long inflatable pilot boats that go at a top speed of 38 knots and are able to carry nine passengers, built to the same design as the prototype, may follow when tests are completed.

A contract between DP World UAE Region and the Emirates Boats LLC has been signed to build a new prototype pilot boat for the former’s marine department at Jebel Ali port.

A new generation of 50-foot-long inflatable pilot boats able to go at a top speed of 38 knots and able to carry nine passengers, built according to the same design as the prototype, may follow if all goes well during the testing stages.

Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World UAE Region, put his John Hancock on the contract with Jamal Fahad Hazaa, Emirates Boats chairman, at Jebel Ali.

The official ceremony boasted quite the attendance figures such as DP World UAE Region Chief Operating Officer Mohammed Ali Ahmed, Esam Mohammed Khoori, director of new Terminal 3 and Captain Ahmed bin Dalmook, assistant harbor master, Jebel Ali Port. Palumbo Christian, Emirates Boats general manager, was also among the people attending.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, commented:

“We offer our full support to UAE manufacturers who are able to comply with the international standards we have set. They have a major part regarding the achievements of the nation and we have committed ourselves to provide them with all the necessary business opportunities.

“We have received a fair share of guidance and inspiration from his Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in his role as a great contributor in regards to the country’s economic development and we plan on seizing every last opportunity to transcend this inspiration to any other UAE companies.”